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|Title:||Changing patterns of gastrointestinal parasite infections in cambodian children: 2006-2011|
|Authors:||Catrin E. Moore|
Put Chhat Hor
Sue J. Lee
Christopher M. Parry
Nicholas P.J. Day
Angkor Hospital for Children
Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
|Citation:||Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. Vol.58, No.6 (2012), 509-512|
|Abstract:||We studied gastrointestinal parasites in symptomatic Cambodian children attending a provincial hospital in Siem Reap, Cambodia between 2006 and 2011. A total of 16 372 faecal samples were examined by direct microscopy. Parasites were detected in 3121 (19.1%) samples and most common were Giardia lamblia (8.0% of samples; 47.6% disease episodes), hookworm (5.1%; 30.3%) and Strongyloides stercoralis (2.6%; 15.6%). The proportion of infected children increased, and the number of disease episodes effectively treated with a single dose of mebendazole decreased, over the 5-year period. © The Author . Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.|
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